Atlas Receives Letter to Marty Golden from Concerned Constituent
As you know, The Golden Prince (aka Sen. Marty Golden) has been a subject of interest on this blog recently. Well, we were recently emailed a letter from a concerned constituent of Marty Golden’s who had found our blog as asked if we could share it with you. I think the letter speaks for itself and sums up local criticism for the Senator in a way I cannot myself. For privacy concerns, we have shielded the writer’s identity.
As such, here is the letter (I’ve taken the liberty to bold and emphasize certain parts–hyperlinks for example):
Dear Senator Golden,
I am sending this letter to this blog because I believe you have a better chance of reading here than if I mail it to you personally.
I am a constituent living in your district. I have supported you in the past and was very proud to do so. Lately, however, I am beginning to rethink my pride in supporting you. I am a recent follower of the Brooklyn Republican blog Atlas Shrugs and have seen the other blog voices out there (which some people say are connected to you or even the Republican Party leaders). At first, I thought this blog Atlas Shrugs was maybe being one-sided and even biased. But over time I’ve come to see that wasn’t really true.
Now, I too am concerned about you and your actions as my senator. I am concerned that you are going up to support the Atlantic Yards project, which isn’t even in your district. I’m concerned that you went to an ACORN rally with Bertha Lewis after I heard all about the things they did in the 2008 election for Obama and the Democrats. I’m concerned that I’ve seen you supporting so many Democrats and giving money to Pedro Espada, who shut down our government this past summer. I’m concerned to see pictures of you shaking hands with people like Hiram Monserrate, who is a nasty thug who did wrong by the people, in my opinion. I’m concerned you’re endorsing Democrats like that guy Greenfield in that City Council race in Brooklyn.
And what about the divides I see opening up in the party? Look I thought things were fine. Then a friend of mine told me about this blog. Here I am, reading older stories on this blog, looking at the comments, saying to myself “does Marty Golden care that all of this is going on”? Does he know how many people have been upset why what’s gone on the past few months? And then the other stuff that’s out there, the other blog voices, they praise you and praise you and meanwhile they insult and go after everyone and anyone it seems. Those other voices are nasty, mean, and they’re your people. I mean, they don’t even try to be funny. They just attack people in your name it seems.
Those are my concerns. Here’s my question, Senator: do they concern you, too?
Are you worried that you’re image now compared with the image you sold yourself on years ago is radically different from before? Can you blame people for thinking you’re basically a Democrat when they see you standing there with Bertha Lewis shrieking like that? How can you tolerate your supporters going onto the blogs calling people “A-Hole” and throwing insults left and right in your name? After a while, don’t you have to take some of the blame for that, Senator?
I mean, as Bill O’Reilly would say, “wise up!”
So now, I’m at a crossroads. Do I go the way I went before and support you just because I’m a Republican and you’re a Republican? Or do I hold you to account for your actions of late and consider all of my options this year. I’m leaning towards the second choice. I want to support a Republican, but I’m so amazed by what’s been going on, I just might reconsider.
Let’s just say you need to get your game going, Senator. I’m not the only one out there, so you’ve got some work to do. Meanwhile, I’ll be following the blogs to see what you do.
Registered Republican and Constituent
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